Frequently Asked Questions
Is Chiropractic right for me?
Chiropractic is a health care profession which can help a variety of problems, not just back and neck ailments. Traditionally, Chiropractic's main focus is the relationship between the spinal column and it's intimate relationship with the nervous system – the major controller of all bodily functions. By optimizing spinal cord mechanisms, biomechanics and/or our awareness of our body in space, functionality and overall well-being can be improved.
We now understand this occurs due to suprasegmental effects of specific sensory or mechanical stimulus. When we treat the spine there are positive effects on the integration of neural signals in the brain and body. For this reason, Dr. Soto-Garcia has sought extensive education in clinical neuroscience and the application of brain-based modalities. He applies this education daily in practice.
While doctors of chiropractic may provide different treatments, we all receive extensive education on human anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical nutrition. The concentration of such education encompasses, mainly, the holistic management of the entire human body as well as our role within an integrative model of health care.
Many medical experts are now coming to understand the true effectiveness of chiropractic care and brain-based therapies, and are recommending major changes in the rehabilitative manner our healthcare system manages different conditions.
What is functional medicine & how can it help me?
Nutrition may be the single most influential component of health maintenance. Diet is a determining factor in many diseases, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, childhood developmental and behavioral disorders, or autoimmune disease. Yet optimal nutrition, the level of nutrient intake that maintains the best possible health, is highly variable from person to person.
Functional medicine combines nutraceuticals, natural supplements or nutrients, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques. Functional medicine considers the unique genetic expression of each patient, along with both internal factors (mental, emotional, and spiritual) and environment factors (physical and social aspects) that influence our function.
The human body has great capacity to adapt to change, heal, and express its genetic potential if it is provided the raw materials that it requires for healthy metabolic function—the basic macronutrients, micronutrients, and conditionally essential nutrients.
Is functional neurology a substitute for traditional medical care?
Functional neurology utilizes the same testing and evaluation procedures as a medical neurologist. A functional neurology practitioner utilizes receptor based therapies combining eyes or head movements, visual light and/or sound stimulation, electrical stimulation and spinal and extremity manipulation to make changes to your neural pathways in order to bring balance to your brain and nervous system, without the use of drugs or surgery.
We strive to improve pathways that are still healthy by stimulating or exercising them in order to make them more efficient, increase their endurance, and improve your ability to function in the world.
Our care is designed to improve function in the parts of the nervous system that still work in order to promote the best possible quality of life for our patients. Our care is intended to be complimentary to traditional neurology practices. We work closely with numerous medical providers, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, internists, and primary care providers.
Do you accept insurance?
We are out-of-network providers, meaning we do not have a contract with any insurance company.
We will happily provide you with a superbill to submit for reimbursement to your insurance.
No Surprise Care Estimants
Since we are not in network with any insurance, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any nonemergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, supplementation, equipment and all fees. This applies to all self-pay or non-insurance patient.